Our lifestyle is public profession we’re God’s children

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist I like the movie, “Backdraft,” that is, except for material included merely to achieve an “R” rating. That’s really not much of an achievement. The story is excellent without the “extras,” which actually detract from the movie’s value. Relying on vulgarity rather than standing on the pure value of one’s […]

7/27 Calendar

Today — Commodities will be distributed to qualified recipients at 9 a.m. at the Old National Guard Armory, 900 E. Laughlin. Today — New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), Ute Reservoir Committee, and the Ute Lake Ranch (ULR) development are hosting a public meeting at 10 a.m. at the Logan Civic Center, 101 2nd St., […]

7/27 Obituaries

Michael Mack Services: 11 a.m. today at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner Michael Rostal Mack, 59, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on June 8, 1946, in Safford, Ariz., to Rostal and Madeline Talley Mack. He was raised in the Gila […]

State launches jistorical Web site

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Anyone who wonders how Tucumcari got its name, or what New Mexico was like in 1842 or what battles took place on the plains can now get their answers online. A new Web site was launched Thursday by State Historian Estevan Rael-Galvez that will answer these questions — and […]

Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

Some residents would like to see old recreational area fully restored.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Some remember when Five Mile Park was a community gathering place. Others have only seen photos. All share the same dream: Restore the park west of town to its original grandeur. The Metropolitan Park/Five Mile Park Restoration Committee — which includes local artists Sharon and Doug Quarles; committee President-elect […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]

7/23 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At midnight, a female called to report she was speaking to her daughter on the phone and got cut off. Her daughter was now not answering. Police went to the South First Street location where the woman […]

Former students from cow college proud to be Aggies

By Lynn Moncus:QCS columnist Many of us from Quay are proud graduates of New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and were rather disturbed when that august name was changed to New Mexico State University. Nonetheless, we all remained Aggies and were even pleased to collect degrees from the same “Cow College” under a […]